Great that you’re planning to do fieldwork or a field trip! This is the system you must use anytime you’re taking students off campus (other than the community field/green house).
Here’s a how-to guide for Planning a Field Trip/ Fieldwork in LCSD.
Step 1 – Principal Approval Form
A link to Step 2 will be sent to you in an email when you get principal approval and will include pre-populated fields from your prior submission.
Step 2 – Subs & District Calendar Check
A link to Step 3 will be sent to you when you get approval from Bunny Taylor re: subs and district calendar check. This will also include relevant pre-populated fields.
Step 3 – Final Checklist – Fieldwork / Field Trip Request
Adventure vs. Regular Fieldwork in LCSD
In LCSD, Fieldwork and Field Trips are divided into 2 categories: Adventure or Regular. Here’s a little bit about how we define these categories:
Regular Fieldwork/Field trips: These experiences take place during the school day hours (not extended hours) and have students doing things that would be considered normal school activities such as: studying birds at Hayden Meadows, visiting the Tabor Opera house, walking along the Mineral Belt Trail, going to the Florissant Fossil Beds, etc.
For all regular fieldwork/field trips, you may use an opt-out letter. Below are two example opt-out letters as your starting place. If you need translation support, send only the text in the gray box to your front office with a request for translation help.
- Outdoor fieldwork / field trip opt-out letter template – English & Spanish
- Non-outdoor fieldwork / field trip opt-out letter template – English & Spanish
Adventure Fieldwork/Field trips: These experiences are ones in which students are participating in activities that are not as common in school (i.e. downhill skiing, camping out, mountain biking) or are activities that are beyond school hours (i.e. extended schedule, overnights, etc). If you are conducting an “Adventure” fieldwork or field trip experience, please seek support from your Principal and front office, as you will need permission slips and potentially an Adventure Fieldwork waiver (designed for outdoor adventure fieldwork). ALL ADVENTURE experiences are OPT-IN – so you will need to actively seek permission for these.
If you are planning outdoor fieldwork, whether Adventure or Regular, reach out to Mary Palumbo, Nature-Based Learning Liaison, for support. 719.293.5169 | firstname.lastname@example.org